Sunday, April 26, 2009

Oh no! Not another Statins story

Just when I thought [hoped] that the Statins story was fading from the public eye along comes another study that says that Statins were linked to reduced risk of prostate cancer. Note that this is only a 'reduced risk' and not an actual treatment or cure, I have to wonder how much of an influence the Sta

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tins manufacturers have on these studies.

Am I only being paranoid [irrational fear] about these things or is there a real threat to our health from things which are being pushed on us by the so-called health professionals.

The comments in the BBC News page

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are filled with an alarming number of 'could's 'might have's and similar phrases. This, to me, is raising public fears and encouraging the public to be rather more prone to accepting a mass 'medication' of the general populace, even though there is no need for it and there is a hidden [and probably unpublished] risk of other health problems associated with Statins.

A comment from John Neate, chief executive of The Prostate Cancer Charity, is rather telling; "It is too soon to say if the results of these studies could lead to a potential breakthrough in the use of statins to reduce the risk of prostate cancer or to slow its development."

I am willing to make a wager that the government would be quite happy to force this, and other, medication on us without allowing any kind of opt-out for the individual. If added to the water supply, as recommended with fluoride, then the consumer will have to take it and suffer.

I will be the first to admit that these posts are somewhat depressing but it is this kind of health issue that matters to me, in that I am in the middle of medication issues myself.

Love to you all, with the wish that you never have to deal with these things on an involuntary basis.


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